29. Zico


Full nameArthur Antunes Coimbra
Date of birth03 March 1953
Place of birthRio de Janeiro, Brazil
PositionAttacking Midfielder
Probably one of the best attacking midfielders ever, Zico is for many the equivalent of Pelé for his position. His nickname, the “White Pelé” indicates his talent.

With Flamengo, Zico scored 529 goals in 724 games helping Flamengo win four Brazilian championships and one Copa Libertadores.

Zico also scored 57 goals in 79 matches with Udinese and 54 goals in 88 matches with Kashima Antlers in Japan.

With Brazil, Zico finished third in the World Cup 1978 and third in the Copa Américana 1979 with a total of 52 goals in 72 caps.

Zico is often considered one of the best players in football history never to have won a World Cup.


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